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Hail bucket

We all act badly sometimes and it's mortifying to get caught out doing it. I had a major road ragey turn at the intersection at the top of our street on Friday. There was a car turning right off the main road that I had to give way to, but it didn't move. It was peak hour traffic streaming past and I have to make a right turn onto the major road, ...

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Lately

Lately

I've rescheduled our drinks to Sunday afternoons. I hope that still suits you... I like Sunday afternoons. They feel like both the end of one week and the beginning of another. Today we're having a lovely cold Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye. Good drinking. Here's what I'll be telling you: I’m loving: hanging out by our pool. I take my towel ...

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Romance isn’t something you pay for

Romance can't be bought

So it's Val's Day, which I imagine is a very big deal for a lot of people, but not for me. I don't think I've ever been wined and dined on 14 Feb in my life. If Bartolo brought home a dozen roses I think I would just feel a bit embarrassed for us. Romance is dead, as far as I'm concerned. At least, the 'romance' you can buy should be pushed off ...

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Hetty McKinnon - Community

This week, let's just quietly sip our whiskey and dry, shall we? After my fourth week of simultaneous working and mothering, I have neither the strength nor the will to speak. I am, however, trying to revel in the micro-moments. If I could speak, I would tell you this about the week just gone: I'm loving: the fact that I am kinda-sorta on ...

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Lottie

Oh, this work and mothering thing bites hard sometimes. I am an official wearer of the cranky pants this week. In fact, I believe I would be in the running to be elected President of the Cranky Pants, if Donald Trump hadn't so neatly stitched up the title for himself. This is the thing about working and looking after kids at the same time, no ...

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Hello 2017 | One Word

Intention - ONE WORD

Happy new year! Happy! New! Year! I'm not going to do the big spiel about the annus horribilis that was 2016, because yes, I get it, it was a bad one for so many across the globe. For me, it was merely just a slippery year that I never quite grabbed hold of. Case in point: I kept forgetting what my 'word' was all year. And I'd look it up on the ...

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On the beach

I made a commitment to myself to write a catch up each and every Friday about what I've been up to, thinking, feeling, etc. It started because Bart told me he missed the way I used to blog because it felt like a diary of our family life. I missed it too. Writing these posts is the closest I've come to 'old school' blogging and it's the most fun I ...

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Lately: What we’d talk about over drinks this week

Christmas dinner

Two more sleeps!! And I am ready!! But this is mainly because I am not doing the hosting this year and instead am on rum ball, rocky road and ham patrol. I can make all three with my eyes closed. Sadly my eyes have not been closed a lot lately. We've been flat out since November and I cannot wait for the Christmas break to start tonight. I am ...

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Lately: What we’d chat about over drinks this week

Succulent

I decided that I would like very much to blog more again, so I've set aside some time in the evenings to make it happen. I missed my 'old blog', where I just rambled on about my thoughts, ideas and what works for me at my place. I am happy to be blogging like that again. So, imagine if we could settle in for a crisp glass of Sav Blanc on my ...

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The noise of doing

Doing not being

"I've got nothing to do, Mum," Cappers said, approximately 57 seconds after arriving home from a two-night school excursion. "Why don't you just sit on the front verandah and watch the evening fall?" I suggested gently, fighting the urge to launch into a "kids today can't amuse themselves for one second" lecture. Her face fell; watching the ...

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